Reviews written by Andrew Young

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Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Andrew Young     July 09, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Foresty.

The colour is amber with hints of green around the edges. Looks like it has some age to it, which is perfectly fine. It smells dark and purfumey. Trinity is...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Andrew Young     July 09, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Awesome.

The absinthe is clear with no sediment or haze. Barest tinge of straw, only detectable against white computer paper. The aroma is wormwood-heavy, with anise beneath. Fruity, round. The...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Andrew Young     July 08, 2011
Last updated: July 16, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

This is my style.

The colour is clear peridot, very nice. There's a big, minty wormwood aroma with sweet anise underneath. Powdery and earthy. The louche is very weak. Nice blue-green colour but...

Reviewed by Andrew Young     July 08, 2011
Last updated: July 08, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Wow.

Batch 30. Before water the absinthe is bright, clear peridot. Ideal. The aroma first reminds me of cologne, but with some lemon undertones. Fruity with anise and wormwood beneath....

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Andrew Young     July 08, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

This one could stand to be more daring.

The absinthe is perfectly clear, with no colour, haze or debris. The aroma is floral wormwood and anise. La bleue-like. A tad minty. Quick louche, but oddly ends...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Andrew Young     July 07, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Lacks the trail blazing nature of its namesake

Before water the absinthe is a vibrant, mossy green. Foresty. The aroma is rounded, honeyed. Anise is the only discernable herb. Purfumey. The louche is a tad tin but...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Andrew Young     July 07, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Perfect for the summer.

The colour before water is beautiful peridot with a subtle hint of blue. There's a slight haze, but it's otherwise perfect. The aroma is fruity and grassy. Strong colouring herb...

Reviewed by Andrew Young     July 07, 2011
Last updated: July 14, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Chili peppers?

Before water the colour is clear olivine. It's natural and attractive. The aroma has a spicy kick, very similar to chili peppers. Sweet, a bit pungeant and nose-burning. Fruity. Anise...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Andrew Young     July 07, 2011
Last updated: July 07, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Very surprised.

In the glass it's pale straw, maybe a hint of green. Clear with no haze, but could stand to have more depth. It smells fruity and grassy. Classic absinthe character...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Andrew Young     July 07, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

There's nothing wrong with it.

The absinthe is perfeclty clear with no discolouration and no debris or haze. It's the best a blanche can achieve. Before water the aroma is primarily bright, strong anise....

Absinthe Substitutes
Reviewed by Andrew Young     June 11, 2011
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0

At least it's better than the absinthe.

The colour is a little more yellow than peridot, but very nice looking. It's not natural but it does a good job of faking it; I have to score on...

Reviewed by Andrew Young     June 08, 2011
Last updated: June 08, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0

The US's very own pre-ban.

The absinthe pours lucent gold with a hint of green. There's some sediment, but it's otherwise clear. It has a wormwood-forward aroma, very floral. Citrus, mint, and oak notes. Quite...

Reviewed by Andrew Young     May 22, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Another quality American absinthe.

It's a pretty chrysoberyl, just a bit more yellow than green. There's no haze but there are a bunch of black specks of particulate. The aroma is awesome. Rich, honeyed,...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Andrew Young     May 20, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

An excellent absinthe.

The colour is ideal peridot with a very slight haze. It's natural and extremely attractive. Before water the aroma is dominated by alcoholic heat and anise. There's some slight...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Andrew Young     March 05, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0

I'm impressed.

Before adding water the colour is perfectly clear with no debris or tint. The aroma is dominated by floral wormwood. There is a mild heat with a slight shade of...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Andrew Young     November 14, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Session Blanche

The blanche is not quite clear in colour; it has a slight cream or yellow tint. In addition it has a lot of floaties. Why would a blanche have sediment?...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Andrew Young     February 01, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Hey, this isn't half bad.

The colour is a deep, artificial green. It's attractive but definitely not natural. The aroma is very spicy. There's lots of star anise, but there's also oregano, mint, and citrus....

Retired Brands
Reviewed by Andrew Young     February 01, 2010
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
3.0

An extinct oddity.

It's a pale, grassy green. Whether it's natural or not is not easily discernable. The aroma mostly makes me think of dill with some floral notes. Good bit of heat,...

Faux Absinthe
Reviewed by Andrew Young     January 24, 2010
Overall rating 
 
2.4
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
2.0

Black jelly bean liqueur.

This liqueur is a thick, syrupy neon green. It smells of artificial licorice, root beer, and cola, with some spiciness that is reminiscent of cinnamon flavoured candy. It louches overly...

Retired Brands
Reviewed by Andrew Young     January 24, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Very, very nice.

Perfectly clear like water. The aroma is strong floral wormwood, a little chalky. Very light anise profile. The louche is attractive but pretty thin. After water the wormwood aroma...

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3 glasses rum
3 glasses sweetened lemon juice
1 dash absinthe
1 dash nutmeg 

Shake with ice. Strain into 6 cocktail glasses.

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